We are in a pivotal global moment – a world of crisis, chaos, and conflict. A worldwide pandemic with countless loss of lives and livelihoods, a world teetering on the edge of a third world war, and a world on fire. Humanity faces the biggest existential threats of all time as a species. There […]

LBF 19 | Back to Your Village

  It is the circle of life! Today’s episode centers on why leaders need to reconnect with their roots and return to their village, the village that raised them and helped them become who they are today.  Rethink how we pay it forward in business and our village. Dr. Douglas Mboweni, the Group Chief Executive […]

LBF 18 | 21st Century Higher Ed

  How Should Harvard transform Higher Ed to meet the 21st Century? Anne Pratt sits with Prof. Brian Rosenberg to discuss how he is developing leaders for the world today as he brings higher education into the 21st century. He shares with us his journey in the world of a liberal arts college, the strategic […]

LBF 17 | Boardroom Dancing

  Do you want to dance? Boardroom dancing is for any corporate activist who cares about transformation and giving diverse stakeholders a seat at the table. In this age, ‘it is easy (necessary) to be a corporate  activist.’ You, too, can be a powerful corporate chief who overcomes the resistance, the age-old roadblocks, and dance […]

LBF 16 | Big Impact

  Global Justice Now reveals that around 78.5% (157 of 200) of the biggest economic entities worldwide are big business corporations. Larger than most governments and bigger than the majority of economies. Big businesses can and do make a big impact on nations, societies, and the world. There are good and bad actors in every […]

LBF 14 | Education For Every Child

  Growing up during a brutal dictatorship era in South Korea, Dr. Paul Kim, Chief Technology Officer and Assistant Dean of Stanford School of Education, learned early on that you can’t fight violence with violence. Instead, he believed that education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world and promote peace, […]

LBF 13 | Pain To Purpose

  Many of us look up to our parents, who are often our anchors, protectors, and guiding North Star. We do not contemplate losing them – which can be devastating and emotionally crippling. Dr. Nothabo (Thabo) Ncube lost her mother at the young age of fourteen. Amidst the shock, pain, and loss at her mother’s […]

LBF 11 | Public Sector Leadership

  What does it take to be a bold leader in the public sector? It’s a different ballgame altogether. Those in the sector understand there are greater complexities, extensive up-front individual due diligence required, demand for broader leadership competencies (business and political), tempting multi-billion budgets, political popularity contests, and shorter lead times between elections of […]

LBF 9 | Angry Deep Divides

  History bears proof of the multiple wrongs done in this world, but that doesn’t mean reconciliation, peace, and hope are impossible. Joining us today with lessons and insights on healing the angry deep divides in our society is Professor Thuli Madonsela. She is a law professor occupying the Law Trust Research Chair in Social […]

LBF 6 | Social Impact Initiatives

  You’ve probably heard of the phrase doing good is good for business but how do programs such as CSR, ESG, and other social impact initiatives contribute to a business’s growth? Joining us today is Bill Roedy, former chair and chief executive officer of MTV networks international. He built and scaled the global business with […]

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